Boston Private Announces Two Key Commercial Banking Hires

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boston Private, a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust, private and commercial banking services, today announced the appointment of Emily Rush as Executive Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Private Equity Sponsors, and Britt Hultgren as Senior Vice President, Private Equity & Venture Capital. Ms. Rush and Ms. Hultgren both join the firm in July 2019, and will be based in Boston, Mass.

Ms. Rush will concentrate on developing business with private equity real estate sponsors in Boston Private’s key markets, fulfilling the banking and lending needs associated with capital calls and property financing. Ms. Hultgren will develop and manage banking and lending relationships with private equity and venture capital clients, furthering the firm’s strong presence in this sector.

“Emily Rush and Britt Hultgren are very accomplished banking professionals with deep sector expertise and a commitment to client service,” said Jim Brown, President of Commercial Banking. “They are the perfect complements to Boston Private’s existing Commercial Banking team and I look forward to the growth opportunities these leaders will bring to Boston Private.”

Ms. Rush joins Boston Private from Bank of America, where she was most recently Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Banking group. After previously serving as President of the Real Estate Lender’s Association Boston Chapter, Ms. Rush will assume the role of Vice Chair for the Urban Land Institute’s Boston/New England District Council this fall. Ms. Rush earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology, and organizational behavior and management from Brown University.

Ms. Hultgren joins Boston Private from BNY Mellon, where she worked for 20 years, most recently as Senior Private Banker and First Vice President, and was repeatedly recognized as a national banking revenue leader. Ms. Hultgren earned her MBA with a concentration in finance from Boston University with high honors, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies and economics from Smith College. She has completed Boston University’s Financial Planning Certificate Program.

About Boston Private

Boston Private is a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust, and commercial and private banking services. For over 30 years, Boston Private has taken a highly personalized approach to serving the complex financial needs of individuals, families, business owners, private partnerships, nonprofits and community partners. Boston Private is also an active provider of financing for affordable housing, first-time homebuyers, economic development, social services, community revitalization and small businesses.

Headquartered in Boston, Boston Private has offices across the United States, including in Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Palm Beach and Naples. Private banking and trust services are provided through Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, a Massachusetts chartered trust company. Wealth management services are provided through Boston Private Wealth LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company is a subsidiary of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH). For more information, visit

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